Monday, May 11, 2009

Multiple Obituaries

Multiple Obituaries

Two are better than one.

Genealogists are usually advised to obtain as many records as possible. While sometimes this is not always practical, it is generally good practice to get information from a variety of sources. Multiple records of the same event may provide different or conflicting information. This week we look at my Irish forebear whose obituaries unfortunately provide few details as to his origins.
The rest of Multiple Obituaries appears on Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsetter website.
This article provides a nice analysis of two obituaries for Irish immigrant Samuel Neill who died in 1912 as well as suggestions for locating additional obituary copies. This article originally appeared on 15 April 2009.

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